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Presenting Summer 20

Still Waters Run Deep is our thoughtful collection for Summer 20. An ode to the ocean, the collection speaks to ideas of calm resilience and was inspired by our sense of place. Designing from home and looking across Wellington Harbour, it was the unassailable stillness of the water’s depths (even as waves whipped across its surface) that inspired us at a time when our world felt up-ended. So, we sought to capture that same sense of stillness in our Summer collection - a gentle evolution of the Yu Mei DNA, driven by strong colours and subtle, sophisticated silhouettes.

New colours Poseidon, a true, deep navy and Pop Kelp a playful, bright take on pistachio are made to stand out against Shifting Sand, a fresh, neutral tone, rendered in canvas. Elsewhere, minimalist Black Nappa and Black Lamb finishes represent our simple but meticulous approach to luxury, and ensure the brighter shades can still take centre stage.

Discover our new styles, textures and colourways, now available.


Introducing Sonja

Sonja is a new silhouette for Summer 20. Named after an icon of New Zealand fashion, Sonja Batt, we created a shape that recalls its namesake’s penchant for sleek, unfussy fashion and handbags that stand the test of time. Sonja is the fabulous embodiment of the evolving Yu Mei woman: favouring quality, timelessness and functional designs over trends.

Ubiquitous, commanding and statuesque, Sonja makes an understated statement. A structured yet supple style with rolled leather top handles and debossed logo. Accordion gusset with custom buckle. Two interior pouches and zipped pocket. Fastens with a zip or square interior clasp. Removable crossbody strap. A future classic.


Scrunchie Vi

We’ve updated our beloved Vi style to be even more fun. A mischievous woman well ahead of her time, Vi was an independent thinker. This perfect little party bag is designed in her honour, ready to take you dancing through the night. Vi features a removable scrunchie strap with a custom branded square clip.


Shifting Sand Canvas

Shifting Sand is our newest texture, a premium French canvas. Woven from a blend of linen, cotton and viscose, the textured grain of Shifting Sand canvas juxtaposes the buttery softness of our classic deer nappa that accents each canvas style. Introducing a more playful and casual edge to some familiar favourites, Braidy, Milly and Claudia are rendered in canvas, ready for your summer adventures.